We start this morning with mostly cloudy skies and temperatures currently in the low 70's. A look back from this weekend shows rainfall rates in the Plateau were right on cue. As for the valley, shower activity weakened and the bulk of rainfall stayed north and west. Overall totals varied between 0.4 and just over an inch. For a reference, we recorded 0.88" here at the office.
With Laura out of the way, more activity presents itself in the Atlantic. Activity is typically very high this time of the year and the Tropics make proof of that. Two systems in the Caribbean will likely organize in the next 24 to 48 hours, so all eyes will be on these systems. The one just off the coast of Jacksonville, specifically, is expected to work northeast; not making landfall in the US. Two more waves off the coast of Africa will be closely monitored for any impacts down the line as well.
So far, the bulk of shower activity fell early this morning while most were asleep. Things now are mostly cloudy but scattered shower activity is expected to return this afternoon. For the days ahead, a bit more sunshine will return Tuesday but isolated to scattered showers are expected to continue each afternoon. By the end of the work week, we will be wedged between two high pressure systems, leaving things mostly dry.
Though temperatures and precipitation lately have been above average, good news looks to be ahead. As we enter the month of September, a taste of fall could be around the corner. Next week and into middle September look to have below average temperatures across much of the southeast. Trends show high's topping out in the 70's and lower 80. If you can get through the warmth and mugginess this week, better news (temperature-wise) looks to be ahead.
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